Newly arrived 5/7 2022

I’ve probably gone bonkers with my purchases at the moment! Have to make a stop soon! At least for a while. Anyway this little kit was collected yesterday.

Countach 5000 Special box
Countach 5000 Special box

It seems to be a quite nice kit. Will have a more thorough look in the box later. In 1/16 it’ll become quite large. Not sure if I want it to be white though.

Newly arrived 1/7 and 2/7 2022

The other day I picked up this little beauty, that I bought from a seller on an auction site.

SAAB J 29F Tunnan box
SAAB J 29F Tunnan box

The kit is fairly new and this seller had it on sale for lower price than normal, so it’s a bit of a bargain.
This plane isn’t very large even in 32nd scale, so it will be interesting to see how it is to build later. Could be a bit of a challenge to get the bare metal right.

Then yesterday I collected a parcel with four kits, bought from a friend on a Swedish model building forum.

Bedford QLT and QLD trucks box
Bedford QLT and QLD trucks box

Seems like I’m stuck with different Bedford trucks in that scale. These are newer than the Fuel trucks set, that have been around for quite some time.

Bf110G-4 box
Bf110G-4 box
Dewoitine D520 box
Dewoitine D520 box

First french WW2 airplane, which could be fun to build.

Ta152H-0 48th box
Ta152H-0 48th box

Sometimes I just act on opportunity! 🙂

Newly arrived 30/6 2022

I ordered some more neccessary stuff, and got the parcel today.

Thinner, colours and a scraper
Thinner, colours and a scraper

I thought I’d try Vallejo’s thinner and flow improver to see if that helps on some colour like their primer, which usually is “useless” as it easily clogs the airbrush.

Also a scraper is one thing I like to try, but I think I need to get curved ones later.

Newly arrived 23/6 2022

Today I got some more stuff that I’ve ordered. A brand new Infinity airbrush, a paint stand, palette, and masking putty.

Airbrush and stuff
Airbrush and stuff

I’ll try the airbrush as soon as possible, and also the other stuff. I’ve seen masking putty in action but never tried.

My little daytrip!

Yesterday, I took a little trip from Halmstad where I live to Habo, which took about 2½ hours. The reason for the trip was to meet a fellow model builder and also seller of a kit we had agreed upon. With me on the trip was my youngest son, as it’s nicer to have someone to talk to than to travel alone.

Once there we started with the business at hand, and then went to a local café and had a chat over a cup of coffee (or tea for me). We sat there and talked for about an hour about model building and a lot more! Always nice to meet fellow model builders.

Anyway, here’s the kit I got with me home.

Dora railway gun box
Dora railway gun box

Large box for a large model, and I still haven’t figured where to put it or where to put the finished model once it’s built! I also need to sort my workspace to make room for such a large kit.

On the way home I had arranged to meet up with a friend that lives about halfway between Habo and Halmstad. He had a kit that we talked about for quite some time ago that he wanted to part with and that he promised to hold for me, and now was a good time to sort that deal. Here’s what I got! 🙂

Jaguar E-type box
Jaguar E-type box

It looks quite nice and also is quite large! Seems like I’m a sucker for large kits! 🙂

While there he asked if there was anything else I wanted to buy. He had a Tomcat that he bought but wasn’t very interested to build. I thought why not!

F-14A Tomcat box
F-14A Tomcat box

He is mostly into building cars and had quite a few car kits in his stash, and one of them was a 62 Corvette, a kit I’ve been looking for, so I was quite happy when he was ok with selling it to me.

Corvette 1962 box
Corvette 1962 box

It was a nice little trip even if it was tiresome to drive in total 5 hours the same day, but totally worth it!

I also got a few things the normal way, meaning in the mail or collect at service point.

First this set of AFV Club tracks for my Leopard II tank, that I ordered from UK.

Leopard II tracks
Leopard II tracks

First time I’ll ever build with workable track links.

The last kit was this Chevrolet 57 Sports Coupe in 1/12

Chevy 57 Coupe box
Chevy 57 Coupe box

I already have one before that I got 2nd hand but got some parts missing. So I got this to hopefully be able to copy the missing parts somehow, using the parts from this one as a template.

A very nice week with a nice ending with the trip yesterday!

Newly arrived 14/6 2022

I did a little larger order at my “local” online hobby shop, and got the parcel today.

Cutting mat, tools and stuff
Cutting mat, tools and stuff

I needed a new cutting mat as the old one is very worn and full of glue, colour and putty, and have been beyond cleaning for a very long time.

I also bought a single blade nipper, some saw blades, cutting templates, agressor colour sets and some Tamiya colours.

It’ll be interesting to try out the nipper later. I should do cleaner cuts without creating as much damage to the plastic or risk breaking parts due to tension while cutting.
Also the cutting templates will be nice to try out.

More newly arrived kits!

This was one of my favorite magz back then, and now I got the kit!

Vampirella boxart
Vampirella boxart

There’s another kit with Vampirella that I would like to have, but it have to wait a while.

A few time a week our sons are eating dinner with us, and we usally watch some show on tv and the latest one is Ghost in the shell. So when I found a kit I kinda just wanted to have it.

Jigabachi boxart
Jigabachi boxart

The wendor told me he had a building set that he had planned for a dio with the Jigabachi and Tachikomas included in the kit. So bought them as well.

Berlin house and expansions
Berlin house and expansions

My only thought is that the house looks a bit old for this future world, even if there is older or damaged areas.

JAS 39 Gripen – update 3

Mostly small parts left to sort, and I also wanna make sure I got everything on that’s not easily broken off (except the canards) glued on to the plane.

Small parts
Small parts

The diamond shaped pieces are the small lights at each side sitting slightly behind the intake. I checked pics and so far I can find there’s no diamond shape plate as they’re sitting directly on to the fuselage. So I cut away the excess and sanded them down a bit.

Modified lights
Modiefied lights

Then there’s a piece of glass to go to each of them. Will do that later when the plane is painted. Maybe the glass should be coloured too.

I glued fins to all the missiles, which on some wasn’t easy as Revell haven’t made the slightest mark on where they should go, making it harder to get both in the correct position and straight.

I also glued the pylons, two of each kind.

Pylons
Pylons

Both pylons seems to fit on any place under the wings, but I have to check which missile to use and where.

Here are the possible missiles to choose from.

All the missiles
All the missiles

Now I need to figure out which ones to use and how they should be painted. I think most of them are grey with differently coloured noses.

JAS 39 Gripen – update 2

I first thought that the canopy should need to be fixed, but it turned out that it actually have a frame on the spine. Happy I didn’t have to!
I did a test fit of the canopy parts.

Canopy test fit
Canopy test fit

Then the canopy was masked.

Masked canopy
Masked canopy

I did a bit of dry brushing and glued the HUD.

Cockpit dry brushed
Cockpit dry brushed

Then the canopy and front glass was glued in place.

Canopy parts glued
Canopy parts glued

I’ve also worked some with the seams and done some re-scribing. I still haven’t decided how to do with the ribs on the canards. As far as I understand they should not be there. At least I haven’t seen any on any of the pics I’ve looked at.
I just wish I had checked earlier, as removing them now will be a lot harder, as I’m afraid to break the canards. Perhaps I can use my dremel and carefully take them down and sand the last bit. Once I decide to remove them, there’s no turning back!